Thursday, November 29, 2007
My mom went hysterical laughing over the flying saucer oreo cookie, and I went hysterical over the egg that looks more like a haystack. The "almond" also started out as an egg - but turned into an almond pretty quickly. Eggs are hard to draw. What the hell color are they? The tomato-y thing is supposed to be an orange which I didn't buy but PICKED in the back yard.
I did offer to do the grocery shopping and while my actual list did not include all of these items, I liked drawing them so made allowances.
Please check out Casey's blog - she's joining the project with her wonderful style. We hope Ms. K will still play as she is about to be a published artiste.
So the question is this (and it has nothing to do with a grocery list) . Does your significant other/husband/wife/lover/whatever, know that you have a blog and do they ever read it? or leave comments? Kerstin you can't answer cause we know B is very blog-supportive.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
1) I too am a member of the mile high club
2) Underneath my frantic activities I am lazy, lazy, lazy!
3) I love early mornings, before anyone get's up, before the cars are driving.
4) I think I suck at just about everything but that makes me try even harder.
5) I like and love my family from mom and dad to littlest grand niece.
I am not going to tag anyone cause they've all been tagged! Maybe later -
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Picking my favorite tree here at this house was easy, we mostly have pines around the house and I'm not in love with the tall white pines, but do love the Blue spruce so drew that. I was tempted to go back to my old house, as that house was surrounded by wonderful trees. We had a giant, beautiful, useful maple right in front of the house. Besides being beautiful, it shaded the house in the summer and let the light thru in the winter. I just love(d) that tree. We also had a beautifully flowered catalpa tree, a horse chestnut, a plum tree, and two apple trees, two butternut trees, a rowan tree, multiple ash trees and for many years, an old and wonderful elm tree that had not yet succumbed to Dutch Elm Disease. That tree was just magnificent - tall and reaching it's branches upwards, just inspiring to see. It finally did succumb to the disease and we had to have it cut down, if it had fallen it might have taken the house or barn down. I didn't go home the day it was cut, and then had a young cousin come over to split and stack the wood.
So, the decision of which tree to draw here was easy. I would have been hard pressed to choose at the old house - each and every tree was my buddy.
We're back from Florida, and I'm now feeling exhausted. I have the sort of constitution that will keep on going until I get a chance to relax and them ....wooph. Down time needed! So Sunday will be a true day of rest for me this week, before going back to work.
But I did get a chance to do alot of 100 things this week. Here are examples from "Drawing Red Things" ;
Red Grapes (kinda purple)
A red silicon potholder - more about the words later
and of course, Cranberries
and an apple...
Here is the link to Kerstins latest post. I got a giggle this morning comparing our two notebooks. Mine is becoming smudged and worn out. Kerstins still looks beautiful and clean. There is more to this project than just doing drawings and posts. I'm likin' it.
Friday, November 23, 2007
I've had time to work on my 100 things, and also bought a instructional booklet on colored pencils which has been great fun to work thru. I'm tempted to go out today and buy some additional colored pencils (they have a great art store here in Sarasota) but I keep hearing Tony telling me that I only need three pencils to work with, red, blue, yellow. But - there are so many different reds, and blues and yellows - so maybe I need to get different ones???
I have been helpful to my folks, driving them to Dr. Appointments etc. but hope that they don't catch this cold, that would be such a drag for them. Mom was complaining last night of a tickle in her throat - I'm really going to feel guilty if they get this, and I'm not here to care for them.
Hopefully homeward bound tomorrow. Hopefully we'll have a tailwind. Hopefully I won't throw up in the plane like I did on the way down (little 4 seater - no escape) . I live in hope.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Yes, it's a Cinderella mozaic - but what amazing work! I'd like to recognize the artist that did this but he/she wasn't mentioned.
There were these wall art pieces that I swear looked authentic but again, I just don't know. Either way, they are amazing. Apparent fresco's and carvings. I didn't touch them maybe because I wanted to preserve the illusion of actual pieces. Again, either way, they were incredibly detailed and wonderful to look at.
Lots of overhead prayer flags in this section
I love signs and have alot of my own so of course I noticed these
I know it's probably fake rust, but if I didn't appreciate the real thing, then I appreciated the idea.
As I read this I realize that there is the skeptic in me that is reserving judgement and sort of holding out on truely enjoying the experience. So I'm going to let it go, and just say again what a good time I had with my boys and best friend.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The park was filled with little girls dressed up as Pricesses. For just under $300.00 you can get your little girl the full princess treatment, complete with dress, hairdo, and nail polish. It certainly seemed excessive to me, but I can imagine how thrilled and happy I would have been as a 6 year old princess. Ah yes, Princess Mim of Brooklyn.
We all went on roller coaster after roller coaster. I love thrill rides, usually can't get enought of them. I am always terrified, can't believe I got myself into this, and scream out loud, or laugh hysterically through out the whole ride. My life passes in front of me as the ride twists and turns and speeds down steep slopes. But I keep going back for more. The great thing about doing this with 15 year olds is that they love the rides too, and will scream out loud along with you but probably for different reasons. Plus, I get to keep reminding them that I am OLD and they should be grateful for a loving aunt who will do this with them. They smile and pat me on the head and drag me off to the next ride. How lucky am I?
Here is a shot of the outside of the Everest ride, where you hurtle upside down and backwards
More impressions coming soon. Also to answer Kerstin's question - I think that Disney World is much bigger than Disney Land. World has the inside-the-park resorts and hotels and much more acreage than Land - but I'm not sure on the actual details.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
My feet on the other hands - oh boy, the dogs are barkin'!!
More fun tomorrow and Monday AM.